Recently, I wrote a post pointing out major issues with Monckton et als. recent paper. Stoat thinks it’s complete trash. Arthur Smith has an excellent post discussing real problems with Monckton’s equations. Jan Perlwitz has a post pointing out that this new model isn’t new (although Arthur Smith disagrees; arguing that because it is so flawed, it is essentially new 🙂 ).
I, and others, then spent quite some time on Jan Perlwitz’s blog pointing out to Monckton (or to his Clerk when Monckton was otherwise engaged – or “on stool” as someone pointed out) a number of very obvious issues with his paper. He had completely misinterpreted what past variability tells us about climate feedbacks. His equations completely ignore the heat capacity of the climate system. He kept making statements about how GCMs work, that were obviously incorrect. This also isn’t new. Andrew Dessler pointed out a very good Peter Sinclair video Debunking Monckton. Collin Maessen has a rather lengthy debunking Monckton video.
So, people have – for a long time – been pointing out the problems with what Christopher Monckton presents. So, what does he do? Does he take a step back and think about this. No, of course not, he writes an article for Climate Depot in which he tries to debunk the criticisms of his article by simply repeating all the things that many have already pointed out are clearly wrong.
Furthermore, he concludes his article by saying that the climate fraud will not cease till someone is prosecuted. Anyone remember the outcry when Lawrence Torcello suggested that those who knowingly misrepresent our understanding of climate science for political or financial gain should be regarded as criminally negligent. Do you expect a similar outcry now? No, of course you don’t. That would be silly. Those who were shrieking about – and misrepresenting – what Lawrence Torcello said, probably agree with Monckton; and the rest of us can’t be bother making a fuss over something so ridiculous.
Anyway, some of this is so surreal, it is actually sometimes hard to believe that it’s actually serious. Maybe, just maybe, it is really just an incredibly elaborate joke.
[Edit : I’ve never done this before, but for various reasons, I didn’t really like this post, so have edited it down somewhat and taken out some of what I said. It wasn’t really necessary.]